Sophie Bailey

Founder, Host
The EdTech Podcast

Sophie Bailey is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast.

The mission statement of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact. The main audience are global education leaders, with a secondary audience of start ups, bluechips, investors, Government and media.

The Edtech Podcast is downloaded 1500+ each week from 141+ countries in total, with UK, US & Australia the top 3 downloading countries.

Sponsors of the podcast have included Microsoft, Lego, and The Japan Prize. You can subscribe to The Edtech Podcast for free on iTunes and Spotify and join the community on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram or WeChat: SB529579

Sophie has spoken and moderated for the Department for International Trade, The Nordic Edtech Conference, Katapult Festival, ASU GSV Summit, SXSWedu and Bett. She is a mentor to the UCL Knowledge Lab initiative EDUCATE and The Girls Network in the UK and the Katapult accelerator in Norway. She is also an advisor for Makematic, who are re-inventing CPD for teachers.

In her capacity as a consultant, Sophie has advised startups on product launch strategy and curate summits, including The Times Educational Supplement (TES) Leaders Summit, working alongside the Head of Communications at TES Global. She is the organiser for a UK edtech start up meet up group of 1000+ education innovators and is currently working on The Edtech Podcast Festival, which takes place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London in September.

Sophie is passionate about lifelong and everyday learning. If she's not interviewing a University Lecturer, School Leader, Ex-Angry Bird, NGO, or Investor about education innovation, she's chasing her three year old around the park or binge-reading Homo Deus.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.